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: Discovering Science: Boiling Water

When water boils it produces about 1,700 times its own volume of steam. In today's programme Gerd Sommerhoff explains how this tremendous expansion can be used to drive turbines and other forms of steam engine.
for Schools
(to 10.25)


Presenter: Gerd Sommerhoff
Producer: Geoffrey Hall

: Looking at the United States: New York

In 1626 Dutch settlers bought Manhattan Island-today the heart of New York-from an Indian tribe for eight pounds' worth of trinkets. They little knew that they had made one of the biggest bargains in history.
BBC film for Schools
(to 11.25)


Cameraman: Hannen Foss
Sound recordist: Bill Searle
Film editor: John Walker
Producer: Tim Slessor

: The Restless Atom: 2: Charged Particles

'...remember that the universe is bottomless; there is no place where the atom can come to rest'. Lucretius
Introduced by Professor David Ingram.
for Schools

(to 11.55)


Presenter: Professor David Ingram
Producer: John Braybon

: Newyddion

News in Welsh.
(Wenvoe, Blaen-Plwyf, Llandrindod Wells, Holme Moss, Sutton Coldfield, Crystal Palace)

: Heddiw

Edrych ar y byd a'i bethau Cwrdd A phobl
Ymweld A lleoedd
Ymdrin A phynciau yng nghwmni Owen EDWARDS Rhaglen ddyddiol dan ofal NAN DAVIES. IFOR Rees JACK Williams
Today: a topical magazine.
(Wenvoe, Blaen-Plwyf, Llandrindod Wells, Holme Moss, Sutton Coldfield, Crystal Palace)


Unknown: Owen Edwards
Unknown: Jack Williams
Unknown: Nan Davies

: The News

: Table Talk

A Monday meeting for people with opinions.
Including Erskine Childers, Michael Frayn, Elizabeth Jane Howard, Douglas Robinson.


Panellist: Erskine Childers
Panellist: Michael Frayn
Panellist: Elizabeth Jane Howard
Panellist: Douglas Robinson
Producer: Richard Francis

: Going to Work: 2: The Merchant Navy

Introduced by Peter West.
Every boy who wants to become a Merchant Navy Rating must first be trained at a Sea Training School. What is this training like? And what happens to him when he joins his first ship?
BBC programme for Schools


Presenter: Peter West
Film cameraman: James Court
Film cameraman: Roy Gladish
Film cameraman: William Munn
Sound recordist: Maurice Everitt
Sound recordist: Phil Young
Film editor: John Griffiths
Producer: Peter Montagnon

: Interval

: Watch with Mother: Picture Book

For the very young
BBC film
(to 14.45)

: Blue Peter

A magazine programme for younger viewers.
Introduced by Christopher Trace.
Letter P in the Blue Peter Alphabet


Presenter: Christopher Trace
Producer: Clive Parkhurst

: Ask Mr. Pastry: Ancient Rights

A second showing of the story by Patrick Campbell and Vivienne Knight.
Starring Richard Hearne (Mr. Pastry)
Mr. Pastry turns historian and proves himself a match for big business.


Writer: Patrick Campbell
Writer: Vivienne Knight
Designer: Richard Henry
Producer: David Goddard
Mr. Pastry: Richard Hearne Stoker: Barry Henderson
Vicar: John Kidd
Constable: John Brittani
Susan Bell: Patricia Sinclair
Mrs Spindle: Dandy Nichols
Miss Print: Barbara Hicks
Miss Broome: Winifred Sabine
Roy Spalding: James Cairncross
John Spalding: John Woodnutt
Farmer Tony Young: Ian Shand

: The Adventures of Tintin: The Broken Ear

A Belgian cartoon film series drawn by Herge.
Tintin becomes involved in the machinations of Mr. Chicklet and Mr. Bazaroff who decide that his existence is unnecessary.
Commentary spoken by Peter Hawkins.


Drawings: Herge
Narrator: Peter Hawkins
Presented by: Peggy Miller

: The News

: Town and Around

A news magazine for South-East England
followed by The Weather.

News from the South and Weather

: Ask Me Another

A general knowledge contest between
The Residents: Olive Stephens, Edward Moult, Reginald Webster
The Challengers: Ann Perkins, David Pennant, Bernard Spiers
Chairman, Franklin Engelmann
From the Midlands


Panellist (The Residents): Olive Stephens
Panellist (The Residents): Edward Moult
Panellist (The Residents): Reginald Webster
Panellist (The Challengers): Ann Perkins
Panellist (The Challengers): David Pennant
Panellist (The Challengers): Bernard Spiers
Chairman: Franklin Engelmann
Questions arranged and compiled by: John P. Wynn
Presented by: Kenneth Milne-Buckley

: Points of View

with Robert Robinson
A quick look at points from the week's post.
Letters for inclusion in the programme should be addressed to: Points of View, [address removed]


Presenter: Robert Robinson

: Tonight

Look around with Cliff Michelmore, Derek Hart, Alan Whicker, Fyfe Robertson, Trevor Philpott, Macdonald Hastings, Polly Elwes and Cy Grant.


Presenter: Cliff Michelmore
Reporter: Derek Hart
Reporter: Alan Whicker
Reporter: Fyfe Robertson
Reporter: Trevor Philpott
Reporter: Macdonald Hastings
Reporter: Polly Elwes
Singer/guitarist: Cy Grant
Associate producer: Gordon Watkins
Associate producer: Tony Essex
Associate producer: Ned Sherrin
Associate producer: Peter Batty
Associate producer: Elizabeth Cowley
Assistant editor: Antony Jay
Editor: Alasdair Milne

: Headline News

: This Is Your Life

says Eamonn Andrews to ?


Presenter: Eamonn Andrews
Writing and research: Peter Moore
Writing and research: Nickola Sterne
Writing and research: Arthur Sellwood
Writing and research: Alfred Draper
Writing and research: John Ralph
Writing and research: Suzanne Twiston-Davies
Story editor: John Sandilands
Incidental music conducted by: James Turner
Director: Yvonne Littlewood
Producer: T. Leslie Jackson
This Is Your Life was devised by: Ralph Edwards

: Crying Down the Lane: Episode 3

A weekly serial in six episodes by Ivan Roe.
with Elvi Hale, Delphi Lawrence, Peter Sallis, Paul Stassino and Edward Cast

The police are looking for Joe Kovacs, who has taken his son Danny from his ex-wife Louisa. But Danny, having seen Joe mixed up in a fight, has now run away from his father.


Writer: Ivan Roe
Producer: Prudence Fitzgerald
Film cameraman: Hugh Wilson
Film editor: Keith Latham
Script associate: John Hopkins
Designer: Lawrence Broadhouse
Danny: Gregory Phillips
Champion: Peter Sallis
Supt Lambe: Geoffrey Chater
Det-Sergeant Keen: William Job
Charley: Richard Bird
Joe Kovacs: Edward Cast
Fernandes: Paul Stassino
Louisa: Delphi Lawrence
Ambassador: Alex Gallier
Sir Montague Healey-Wick: George McGrath
Det-Sergeant Franklyn: Eric Thompson
Frankie: John Abineri
Carol Miller: Elvi Hale
Jane: Topsy Jane
Ted: Larry Dann
Graeme: Edward Jewesbury
Clarke: David Stuart
Honeyman: David Bauer
Pat: Barbara Young

: Panorama

The Window on the World
Panorama cameras focus on People-Places-Problems that make news.
Introduced by Richard Dimbleby with reports from Panorama's regular team of commentators Robin Day, Robert Kee, Ludovic Kennedy, John Morgan, James Mossman.


Presenter: Richard Dimbleby
Reporter: Robin Day
Reporter: Robert Kee
Reporter: Ludovic Kennedy
Reporter: John Morgan
Reporter: James Mossman
Associate producer: Jeremy Murray-Brown
Associate producer: Christopher Railing
Assistant editor: Norman Swallow
Editor: Paul Fox

: The News

: Studio 4: The Cross and the Arrow

by Albert Maltz.
Dramatised by Roger Smith.
Starring Andrew Crawford
with Peggy Marshall, Walter Gotell and John Woodnutt


Author: Albert Maltz
Dramatised by: Roger Smith
Designer: Richard Wilmot
Producer: James MacTaggart
Willi Wegler: Andrew Crawford
Labour Front Leader Baumer: John Woodnutt
Dr Zoder: Frederick Farley
Zimmel: Ray Browne
Gestapo Commissar Kehr: Walter Gotell
Keller: Rory MacDermot
Frisch: Richard Pescud
Weiner: Van Boolen
Peltz: Keith Barron
Karl: Roy Wilson
Kathe: Rosemary Rogers
Berthe: Peggy Marshall
Rudy: John Gray
Pole: Charles Lewsen
Hospital Orderly: Fred Taylor

: Television Dancing Club

Fifteenth Year
Featuring Victor Silvester and his Ballroom Orchestra from the Carlton Rooms, Maida Vale.Demonstrations by Bill and Bobbie Irvine, Wally Clarke and Wyn Roche, The Frank and Peggy Spencer Formation Team from Penge, South London.
Victor Silvester's Dancing Lesson assisted by Doreen Freeman
Hostess, Rosalie Ashley


Musicians: Victor Silvester and his Ballroom Orchestra
Dancer: Bill Irvine
Dancer: Bobbie Irvine
Dancer: Wally Clarke
Dancer: Wyn Roche
Formation dancers: The Frank and Peggy Spencer Formation Team
Dancer: Victor Silvester
Dancer (Victor Silvester's Dancing Lesson): Doreen Freeman
Hostess: Rosalie Ashley
Producer: Richard Afton

: Late Night News

followed by The Weather; Close Down

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